Each emblem consists of a motto (most of them Latin, a few French or Greek), a woodcut ill., and an explanation in French. Emblems include the devices of kings and rulers, symbols from the Bible and classical history, etc
Dedication dated "ce quinzieme ianuier 1556." Second ed. (the first published 1551)
Woodcuts have been attributed to Bernard Salomon; see Mortimer. Title within grotesque ornamental border; cf. p. 13 etc. of de Tournes' 1559 Ovid. One criblé initial. De Tournes' device on last p
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent.
Binding: later calf. Double gold fillets along edges of boards. Spine title tooled in gold: DEVISES / HEROIQV
Signature at lower left corner of t.p. verso: C.F. Lüdorf
No Table of Contents. Irregular pagination. Misprinted page numbers. Foxing. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text.